Today, Ministry of Finance sold 6-month treasury bills with forex clause in the amount of Denar 1,983,590,000, with interest rate of 4.99 percents, thus continuing the downward trend of interest rates.
Since the introduction of government securities in the Republic of Macedonia, this is historically the lowest interest rate realized at the auctions of 6-month treasury bills. Since the introduction of instruments with forex clause, interest rate decreased by 4 percents.
At today’s auction, treasury bills in the amount of Denar 2,000,000,000 was offered, while demand accounted for Denar 1,983,590,000.
Denar 3,180,020,000 fall due tomorrow, which compared to today’s amount of Denar 1,983,590,000 is decrease of the government debt on the basis of issued treasury bills by Denar 1,196,430,000, i.e. by EUR 19.45 million.
Ministry of Finance continues to realize the announcments for reduction of interest rate on treasury bills, as well as reduction of the auction volume, thus meeting the requiremenst of the business community.
Purpose is to improve liquidity in the economy, and provide companies access to capital at lower interest rates.